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How to transfer all files and programs from one pc to other

by barryvd / August 4, 2009 11:20 PM PDT

I want to transfer all my files and programs from my XP laptop to another XP PC in a fast way.

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Not all move.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2009 12:38 AM PDT

For example some like Office will fail because it was designed to fail after the move. Here's an old title but be aware that nothing is 100 percent.

Sorry, no that's dead. You will find that time and time again this sort of product appears then dies under the weight of disgruntled users that report "it doesn't work for this or that."

"Alohabob PC Relocator" was as good as it got then Microsoft bought the company and it vanished again.

Just read

Let's just say there is no such tool.

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In general

In general you can only move files, not programs. There are programs that claim to be able to migrate installed programs, but don't be surprised if their boasting far outstrips their abilities. Be prepared with reinstallation media regardless.

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